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Near Macon in Jones County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Griswoldville

 
 
Battle of Griswoldville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
1. Battle of Griswoldville Marker
Inscription.  On Nov. 22, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] moved SE from Clinton (near Gray) towards Gordon and Irwinton on its destructive March to the Sea. Walcutt’s brigade, with two guns of Arndt’s Michigan Battery, was posted on the right to protect the movement from the persistent harassment of Wheeler’s cavalry [CS] from the direction of Macon.

Near Griswoldville (2 miles NE), Walcutt was attacked by a division of Georgia Militia [CS] under Brig. Gen. P. J. Phillips. After three hours of fighting in which both sides suffered severely, Phillips was forced to withdraw his command to Macon.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 084-22.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Sherman’s March to the Sea series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 22, 1864.
 
Location. 32° 51.35′ N, 83° 30.317′ W. Marker is near Macon, Georgia, in Jones County. Marker is on Irwinton
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Highway (Georgia Route 57) 0 miles east of Hidden Valley Road, on the right when traveling west. The marker adjoins the entrance to the new Griswoldville (Industrial) Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 429 Irwinton Road, Macon GA 31217, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Griswoldville (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon (approx. 1.4 miles away); Confederate Pistol Factory (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Griswoldville (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville The Deployment and Assaults (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Cavalry Skirmish (approx. 2.2 miles away); Target Griswoldville (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Battle of Griswoldville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
2. Battle of Griswoldville Marker
Looking east; Georgia Highway 57 is on the right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,255 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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